Ahmed Amla confirms retirement
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Saturday, 20 April 2013

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Ahmed Amla has confirmed his retirement from all forms of cricket to focus on his studies and business.

 

Ahmed made his first class debut for KwaZulu Natal B team in the 1997/8 season and has been a regular top order batsman in the Sunfoil Dolphins squad for the past 15 years.

 

The 33 year old has played for major teams such as KwaZulu Natal, Sunfoil Dolphins, South Africa Academy, South Africa Emerging and the South Africa A team.

 

Jesse Chellan, CEO of KZNCU said, “Ahmed has been a loyal player, captain and ambassador of KZN and Dolphins cricket over the past 15 years, having played almost 300 games. He was one of the first group of non white players to cement a place in domestic cricket post unity, and has played a pivotal role in paving the way for the next group of players.  A calm and thinking leader, he captained the Sunfoil Dolphins team during a difficult period and more recently has helped grow our younger players in our provincial team. His career record shows  15 centuries in all forms of cricket. We thank Ahmed for his contribution to Dolphins and KZN Cricket and wish him well in the next phase of his career. I look forward to welcoming him back into cricket administration when he is ready.”

 

“Ahmed Amla has given Sunfoil Dolphins sterling service over the 15 year period. On behalf of the KZN Cricket (Pty) and KZNCU Council we wish him well in his future endeavours”, commented, Fa-eez Jaffar, President of KZNCU.

 

Daryn Smit, Captain of Sunfoil Dolphins commented, “I would like to congratulate Ahmed on the culmination of a career spanning across 3 decades. He was a pillar of strength for me personally as a youngster trying to find my feet some 10 years ago and he has continued to be so for many more of our younger players up to the present day. The manner in which  Ahmed played the game and carried himself as a professional will always stand out for me. I wish him everything of the best for his future endeavors but I know he will not be lost to the game altogether”.

Career Record: (Cricinfo)

 

Batting and fielding averages

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

BF

SR

100

50

4s

6s

Ct

St

First-class

128

212

20

6587

164*

34.30

13

33

67

0

List A

127

117

16

3147

107*

31.15

2

20

37

0

Twenty20

53

49

13

801

52*

22.25

802

99.87

0

1

71

7

14

0

Bowling averages

Mat

Inns

Balls

Runs

Wkts

BBI

BBM

Ave

Econ

SR

4w

5w

10

First-class

128

849

548

8

2/53

68.50

3.87

106.1

0

0

List A

127

204

220

6

1/8

1/8

36.66

6.47

34.0

0

0

0

Twenty20

53

13

162

270

8

2/30

2/30

33.75

10.00

20.2

0

0

0

 

 

 

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